Why do you play guitar?

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  1. jamesgpobog

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    Why? Because I can't.
     
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  2. jamesgpobog

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    Oh hell to the yes. The louder I play the better I am. When the volume gets turned down, I suck again...
     
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  3. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier Platinum Supporting Member

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    because I can't play a cello.
     
  4. jamesgpobog

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    I tried in Jr High. Sucked at that too, never could read music...
     
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  5. dtsreiuqs

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    Why do you play guitar?
    I don't remember...

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  6. Nadnitram

    Nadnitram Squier-Meister

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    Approaching mediocre at both golf and guitar. I woulda, coulda, shoulda at piano, but formal piano lessons sucked the fun right out of that!

    Man, I wish I had that. I don't have any musical fire within. I've known people who had it, but I never did. I enjoy making music, but I always have to force it.
     
  7. Afrika61

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    We go back a Very long way(mid '70s in fact) and she has her moments, but she also has some peculiarities too: She's probably the only person in the history of humanity that every got upset at someone doing Her dirty dishes in order to let Her relax,...
     
  8. Eddd

    Eddd Squier-holic

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    I sure as hell don’t do it to make any money.
     
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  9. duceditor

    duceditor Squier-Axpert Gold Supporting Member

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    Posted, I expect, in some jest. Bit still, reading numerous comments on the forum about the current challenges for making guitar skills pay has been saddening for me. -That because at one time it could do just that (although no one I knew took guitar up principally for that purpose.)

    I suppose being a fair guitar player today is somewhat like having a bachelor's degree. Once fairly rare; now so common in many fields that it is basically of no dollar value.

    Still to me the comparison can be a plus. Because just as one can learn for pleasure, so one can just for pleasure learn the guitar or another musical instrument.

    Interestingly saying a person is an "amateur" is today sort of a put down. But once it was a great compliment. For the word "amateur" itself means 'does so out of love.' "Amore" = "my love." And to me still there is no better reason to play (or do anything) than that! :)

    -don
     
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  10. spumwuzzle

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    Why guitar? Have you ever tried getting a piano in a gig bag?
     
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  11. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-Nut Gold Supporting Member

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    no... but would this work?
    Keytar and bag.jpg
     
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  12. fuelish

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    For my mental health
     
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  13. spumwuzzle

    spumwuzzle Squier Talker

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    Not for my piano, but nicely done!
     
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  14. miket1117

    miket1117 Squier-Nut Gold Supporting Member

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    this might be a little cumbersome...
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  15. JamminJohnny

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    I frickin love that answer.
     
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  16. JamminJohnny

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    .,.lol, yeah I've been on both sides of that coin more than once.